Research shows that 1 in 2 men over the age of 50 have some degree of erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is the inability to obtain or maintain your erection for satisfactory sexual performance.
Any condition that affects blood vessels can cause ED. Examples include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, obesity, alcohol/drug use and smoking. Surgery for prostate, bladder and colorectal cancer can also be causes for erectile dysfunction.
There are also some non-physical conditions that can cause ED such as anxiety and depression or stress at home or at work. Dr Mutter specializes in treatment of ED no matter the cause. He has the expertise to discuss ways to improve and treat your ED.
The most commonly used treatment is pills. These include pills that we’ve all heard of—Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and the newest being Stendra. These pills work by increasing blood flow to your penis during sexual stimulation. This improves your erection and allows you to perform. If you have tried pills and they do not work for you, do not worry we have other effective treatment options for you!
Another form of treatment is penile injection therapy. Dr Mutter will prescribe and teach you how to inject a medication into your penis when you want to have an erection. Most men do not use this for a prolonged period of time and usually stop using injection within one year of starting the injection treatments.